Providing classrooms for 120 children in Cameroon



We are building a permanent and much-needed school so as to provide a safe, dry and nurturing learning environment for 120 orphaned and vulnerable children in rural Cameroon.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

We are working to provide a free education to all children who have been identified as Orphaned or Vulnerable (OVC) in the local community. They are identified as staying in vulnerable situations as they have lost one or both parents and SEREP places them with carers, provides financial support for clothes, a food and sundry allowance and a place in The Self Reliance Training Centre. There are no similar training centres/schools that provide for the OVC within Kumbo and the surrounding area.

How will this project solve this problem?

SEREP is keen to start using the Training Centre as quickly as possible. With the realisation of the first phase of construction we would have four classrooms ready for use for the academic year 2010/2011. For this we require just US$5,905.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Training Centre will be able to enrol 120 students compared to the current 82. The new premises will also provide for the wider community - the centre will provide further education opportunities and act as a community meeting point.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $875

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $875 .  The original project funding goal was $17,975.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Wirkom Fred Mbiydzenyuy

Bui Division, North West Region Cameroon

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